The Philadelphia Eagles will hop right back on the Sam Bradford bandwagon in 2016 and ’17 after the team opted to sign him for two more seasons.
The 28-year-old Bradford signed a two-year deal worth $36 million including $26 million guaranteed.
The injury-plagued Bradford, who missed two games last season, threw 19 touchdown passes to 14 interceptions in 2015.
It’s a wise maneuver by the Eagles because it allows them to not take a big hit on the salary hit by using a franchise tag on Bradford.
Instead, the Eagles can allocate their dollars to provide some form of cap relief – similar to what New England did with Tom Brady on Monday.
Somewhere, Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, who will be inking a new deal in the new future, was probably cackling loudly after hearing about the Bradford deal.
Anyhow, let’s hope there is a lot less of this next season:
Cross your fingers.